I'm throwing in the towel and headed to the doctor today. I felt like I turned a corner last weekend and was getting better but this junk in my nose and ears continues to be a problem. I would bet money that I've got an ear infection. It's gotten to the point where they slow me down but don't physically hurt anymore - which is pretty sad.
My larger concern is that once again, I face the prospect of potentially bailing on my next race in 2 weeks. That's just not a lot of time to put on the mileage and actually enjoy a 50 km run. Could I do it? Yes. Would it be the most joyous experience of my life? Probably not.
So cheers - penicillin cocktails for everyone!